PACKED WALL-TO-WALL — The grand opening of Picture Your Walls was bustling on Jan. 30. Eric Adams is pictured cutting the ribbon of his location at 184 Buffalo St. in Hamburg. Photos by Alicia Greco.
HAMBURG — A grand opening celebration for Picture Your Walls, complete with hors d’oeuvres, wine and plenty of company, was held on Jan. 30.
“I wanted the biggest and the best, and you guys are helping me make it happen,” Owner Eric Adams said, about his business’s reopening in Hamburg, from a previous location in Eden. A member of the Village Business Advisory Council and of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, he said that he is happy to be housed in Hamburg, because the village “is coming alive.”
The store is an artist gallery that also provides custom framing, wall decor solutions, photo enhancement and restoration, and is also an outlet wholesale supplier to artists and photographers. Linda Petrie, the designer, is on staff to assist customers with specific framing needs.
PEAR Planning put together the soirée-style evening event. Floral arrangements from Flowers by Burke of Lockport could be found around the party. Two Hamburg restaurants, Bistro in the Square and the reopened Daniel’s Restaurant, provided food. Vino from local winery Ten Thousand Vines was also available for attendees.
Members of the VBAC, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg Village Mayor Thomas Moses, Legislator Lynn Dixon and many others, including the location’s featured artists, were present for the grand opening.
TAKE A PEEK — Customers look through the collection of local artwork that is available for purchase at Picture Your Walls.
The split-level business features a lower tier, filled with tables and crates of artwork and prints. The upper section holds inspirational wall space for customers to gander, as well as to ascertain what the business can provide.
Picture Your Walls is currently home to 25 artists. Adams said that he will soon have an artist-of-the-month feature, to highlight local talent.
Various images of different medium are available for customers to sift through, including a collection of agricultural photos, prints of landmark locations in the city of Buffalo and a drawn recreation of the “Fight Club” film poster.
Picture Your Walls has gift certificates and layaway services available. Call 202-1134 or visit www.pictureyourwallswny.com.